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Small Businesses to Shop From this Holiday Season

Posted on November 27 2016

Years ago, before I knew better about where my clothes came from, I was a sales associate at H&M and Black Friday was always insane and dreadful.  To prepare we had to put red signs on all of the "deals" in the store even though we were only just announcing the regular price of an item in a brighter color.  Put a red sign on it, people will most likely buy it just because.  I know that your instagram feed and inbox is completely flooded with "buy this!" and "shop now!" and it can be completely overwhelming.  But, I so hope that when you start your seasonal shopping that you'll consider shopping small.  When you shop small, you're buying into someones hopes and dreams.  You're buying something where every element that went into making it was carefully considered and planned.  Unlike retail giants like H&M, you're investing into something honest, genuine, and unique.  I've listed some fellow makers doing some amazing things below that I'm planning to support this holiday season.  Take a look, take a breather, and check out their amazing goods.  Read their "about me" page and connect with the person who makes the things you love.  Not only will you be supporting a small business but you'll come away with a deeper connection to the things you fill your life with.

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CERAMICS

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Cathy Terepocki Ceramics: That's her mug above!  What I love most about her pieces are the gold inlay sections, it really sets them apart.
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Rami Kim:  Whimsical and poetic planters, cups, and art pieces.
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Samleehello:  Beautiful, nature inspired bowls and cups made in San Francisco.  
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Easy to Breathe:   Earth inspired planters, incense holders, and housewares.
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The Granite:  Bowls, jars, lamps, and other homemade housewares with an emphasis on clean design.
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BATH & BODY
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Etta + Billie:  Handcrafted, natural soaps, lotions, and body washes.
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Fig + Yarrow: Natural facial products, steams, soaks, and bath salts.
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Onyx Exchange:  Unique scented candles, soaps, and lotions
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PF Candle Co.:  Scented candles, home goods, reed diffusers, and more.  Plus, their candles come in beautiful glassware that you can reuse.
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HOME GOODS
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The Small + Savage Wild:  Amazing and beautifully simple geometric shelves.  I have one in my studio and one at home and absolutely adore them.  Plus, they are made my two of the nicest people you could ever meet!
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WKNDLA:  Sculptural wall hangings and accessories made out of brass and dyed fiber by Cindy Zell.  Cindy also makes amazing large scale fiber art that you can find here!
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Lark + Arrow:  Beautiful macrame well hangings, hanging planters, and more!
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People I've Loved: Prints, enamel pins, tote bags, and cards made in Oakland, CA.
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